The Three Faces Of Phoebe
Written by: Curtis Kheel
Transcribed by: Shay Fitzpatrick
[Scene: Underworld. A dark cave. Cole walks in, topless, holding a sword. He looks around. He sees the Source across the room, chanting with his back turned. Cole creeps towards him and is about to swing the sword.]
The Source: Wait.
(The Source faces Cole and lifts off his hood. It's Cole.)
Cole/The Source: You don't really wanna kill me do you?
Cole: But how...
(Cole/The Source hits Cole and he lands on the ground. The sword flies up to Cole/The Source.)
Cole/The Source: We're one now. I'm reborn, within you.
Cole: I'll fight it. I'll kill us both if I have to. I won't let you hurt Phoebe.
Cole/The Source: You won't have a choice.
(He stabs Cole and he screams.)
[Cut to Phoebe's bedroom. Cole wakes up from his dream with a fright. He looks over at Phoebe, who's sleeping.]
[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Piper takes a tray out of the oven. She walks into the dining room where the table is covered with food. Leo is sitting at the table.]
Leo: Oh, it looks great, let's eat.
Piper: Wait, where is everybody?
Leo: I don't know. Pass the croissants please.
(Piper takes off her apron.)
Piper: I don't understand, we were all supposed to eat together. You know, celebrate.
Leo: Sisters. Butter.
Piper: Phoebe! Paige! (Paige orbs in and falls on Piper, knocking her to the ground.) Paige! (They stand up.) Wait, Paige, did you just orb in from another room?
Paige: Yeah, obviously the landing could still use a little work.
Piper: You've been practising this?
Paige: Yeah, I didn't wanna say anything until I knew for sure I could do it. (She sees the food.) Uh, food, thank god, I am starving.
(She sits down.)
Leo: That's the orbing. It burns a lot of calories. Why do you think I married a chef?
Piper: I-I can't believe your powers are already advancing. This is just another reason to celebrate.
Paige: Mm, Leo, butter.
(Leo passes the butter.)
Leo: Mm, butter. You should try the frittatas they're great.
Piper: You're both very welcome.
Paige: Oh, thank you, honey. I just wanna eat fast so I can get to work on time for a change.
Piper: Well, I understand but still, it's not everyday that we vanquish the Source of all evil. The least you could do is wait for Phoebe and Cole.
(Phoebe walks in.)
Phoebe: Oh, don't bother. Cole's not here and all I need is a caffeine IV.
(She grabs a jug and pours herself some coffee. She sits down.)
Piper: What is the matter with you people? Our mortal enemy is gone, dead. Is there nobody else besides me happy about this?
(Paige gets up and puts her arm around Piper.)
Paige: Absolutely, honey, I'm thrilled. Thank you for the spread, have a good day.
(She leaves the room. The Elders call Leo.)
Leo: Hm, I'm being summoned.
Piper: What, now? What do they want?
Phoebe: I don't know, maybe they want to congratulate you guys.
Leo: Gotta run. (He orbs out.)
Phoebe: Does he have to do that so brightly?
Piper: Well, that'll teach me to try and be in a good mood. What's the matter with you?
Phoebe: Mm, I don't know. I went to bed and I was really happy and then I woke up this morning and I just, I had this horrible feeling about Cole.
Phoebe: Yeah, it's kinda hard to explain. It feels like a premonition that's trying to come out but it never quite does. But whatever it is it's not a good thing.
Piper: Well, that doesn't sound supernatural, that sounds supernormal. You got cold feet. Every bride-to-be does. Trust me, even I did.
Phoebe: Just like that? Overnight?
Piper: Well, the only reason you haven't gotten married is because of the Source, and now that he is dead you are that much closer to taking that very long walk down the aisle.
Phoebe: I don't know. It feels like there's something else.
[Scene: Underworld. A cave. The Seer is there. Cole flames in. He looks around, frightened. He sees the Seer.]
Cole: How did I get here?
Seer: The Source's magic brought you. I see you accepting that very soon.
(Cole goes over and grabs her around the neck.)
Cole: You never told me I would become the Source if I help vanquish him!
Seer: Don't be naive. I told you of my vision. Of you and I doing great things together, this is just the beginning. (He falls to his knees.) You can not change your fate. As you can see the evil within you wont allow it.
Cole: I'll fight it, I'll kill it. I'll find a way.
Seer: There is no way. If you weren't clinging to the love for your witch so vigorously, it would've over taken you by now. It is only a matter of time and after the Source has fully inseminate you, his power will protect you, shield you from her premonitions. That we can wait for, unfortunately with Kurzon we can not. (Cole stands up.)
Seer: The underworld's in chaos. The Source is presumed dead and Kurzon will attempt to fill that void. We must stop him or you will never reclaim the throne.
Cole: I don't want the throne.
Seer: You will, but at the moment you're not strong enough to vanquish Kurzon. The Charmed Ones however are.
Cole: And what, you expect them to just go after him?
Seer: No, I expect to make Kurzon think they will so he'll retaliate. And I expect you to make sure the witches are prepared to vanquish him before he can vanquish them.
Cole: I won't do your bidding, Seer. You can't force me.
Seer: Perhaps not. But the Source can.
(Cole flames out.)
[Cut to the manor. Bathroom. Cole flames in. He looks in the mirror and exhales. He walks into the hallway where Phoebe is and gives her a fright.]
Phoebe: I didn't hear you come home.
Cole: I just got back.
Phoebe: From where?
Cole: I had to, uh, get out of the house for a while, you know.
Phoebe: No, I don't know. Do we need to talk?
Cole: Phoebe, I... Ahh. (He holds his head.) Damn it.
Phoebe: What's the matter?
(She touches him but he pulls away.)
Cole: Uh, nothing. It's just a migraine, I gotta go.
Phoebe: Cole, where are you... (He walks away.) Cole.
(She sighs. Piper enters the hallway.)
Piper: What's the matter?
Phoebe: I wish I knew.
[Scene: An old warehouse. Demons are standing around Kurzon.]
Kurzon: It is a new era, my friends. Our enemy is dead and our exile is nearing an end. The tasks that I assign to you are vital to our cause. Complete them today and tomorrow we can all return home.
(The demons disappear except for Kurzon and one demon. The Seer walks in.)
Seer: You will not live to rule the underworld.
Kurzon: Have you seen my future, Seer?
Seer: A lone but powerful witch will soon be on your trail. You must kill her now while she is still vulnerable.
Demon: Her loyal is with the last Source. Don't trust her.
Kurzon: And why would you want to help me?
Seer: Because I've always allied myself with ultimate power. And if you kill this witch, nothing can stop you from becoming the next Source.
[Scene: South Bay Social Services. Paige walks into Mr. Cowan's office. He is sitting at his desk.]
Paige: You wanted to see me, Mr. Cowan?
Mr. Cowan: Yes. (He stands up.) I'm gonna miss you, Paige.
Paige: I know I was late this morning, I won't be anymore. In fact, I've found out a way to get here in a blink of an eye.
Mr. Cowan: I'm gonna miss you as an assistant. Because I'm promoting you to social worker.
Paige: Thank you so much. That's so amazing. I, I am sticking to that not being late thing by the way.
Mr. Cowan: Oh, you don't have to worry, you have a flexible work schedule now.
Paige: God, that just caught me off guard, I thought Scott was next in line for the promotion, he has been here longer.
Mr. Cowan: Mmm, it was a tough call, but after you helped Caroline Seldon, I couldn't pass you over.
Mr. Cowan: You worked a miracle with her.
Paige: Not that I'm complaining but my promotion isn't based solely from her case is it?
Mr. Cowan: Well, if you ask me whether Caroline's case helped tip the scales in your favour, then the answer is yes. I already told Scott if that's what you're worried about.
Paige: (whispers) It's personal gain.
Mr. Cowan: Excuse me?
Paige: Thank you, thank you, Mr. Cowan.
(She leaves his office and walks past Scott's desk.)
Scott: Congratulations, Paige.
Paige: Thanks, Scott.
(She sits down at her desk and sighs and groans.)
[Scene: Manor. Attic. Phoebe is there looking at the Belthazor page in the Book of Shadows. Piper walks in.]
Piper: What are you doing up here?
Phoebe: Nothing, just thinking.
Piper: He's a human now, you're not gonna find the answers you're looking for in that book.
Phoebe: Well, I've gotta find them somewhere because I'm starting to get scared.
Piper: Well, of course you're scared, getting married is a huge step.
Phoebe: I know that. It just feels like it's more than that.
Piper: Have you tried talking to him?
Phoebe: Yes, of course I have. He just keeps avoiding me like he did when he was...
(She points to the Belthazor page.)
Piper: Belthazor is dead. Cole is a man now. A man that you love more than anything else in the world.
Phoebe: I know. So why am I so damn confused all of a sudden, it's killing me.
Piper: Maybe you're right, maybe you do need the book. What good is being a witch when you can't use a little magic when you're hurting.
Phoebe: I can not believe that you're suggesting that. What about personal gain?
Piper: Well, just word the spell properly, avoid it, you should know how to do it by now. Just be pure, ask your heart for the answer. Just don't tell Paige. I don't want her thinking she can do it too.
(Piper leaves the attic.)
[Cut to the foyer. Paige walks in through the front door. Piper comes down the stairs.]
Paige: Ugh, I hate it when you're right.
Piper: Really? See I usually like it.
Paige: Remember that spell that I cast last week, the one to help Caroline get her son back? Well, it had a little side effect.
Piper: What kind of side effect.
Paige: The one that gets me promoted. I know, personal gain, I've already beat myself up over it, you don't have to. (Kurzon appears behind Piper in the dining room.) Demon! (Paige pushes Piper out of the way. Kurzon throws an energy ball.) Energy ball!
(The energy ball orbs out and back in in Paige's hand. She throws is back at him, missing. He throws another at Paige and she orbs out. She orbs back in in mid-air and falls down.)
Piper: Enough of this. Bye-bye. (She blows him up but he gets put back together.) Uh-oh.
Kurzon: Two witches. Damn her!
(He disappears. Piper gets up.)
Piper: Okay. Paige, are you okay?
(Paige gets up.)
Paige: I'm fine, I'm fine. It's my ego's a little bruised, that's all.
Piper: That was odd.
Piper: Leo! (Leo orbs in.)
Leo: What happened?
Paige: Oh, same old. Demon tried to kill us.
Piper: Yeah, a very powerful demon, strangely Source-like. Can't we get a freakin' day off around here?
Leo: Well, that's why the Elders summoned me. The Source's death has created a power struggle in the underworld, and killing you means direct ascension to the throne.
Paige: So vanquishing the Source meant nothing?
Leo: Well, it meant a lot actually. It set back evil decades but that doesn't mean it made you any less of a target.
Piper: Yeah, but this demon didn't even seem to know who we were, which by the way I find insulting.
Leo: Well, he knows now which means you better figure out who he is before he tries again.
[Cut to the attic. Phoebe's there sitting at a table. She writes 'Should I marry Cole?' on a piece of paper and scrunches it up. She stands up and lights the paper.]
Phoebe: "Where love is strong my spirit weak, it is an answer that I seek, the question burns within this fire, so I may hear my heart's desire."
(Piper, Paige and Leo walk in.)
Piper: Phoebe? We have a...
(Phoebe puts the burning paper in a bowl and it explodes. Phoebe gasps.)
(Two tunnels of wind appear in the attic.)
(An elderly woman and a little girl appear.)
Elderly Woman: What's going on? How did I get here?
Piper: That's an excellent question.
Elderly Woman: Oh my god, what have you done?
Phoebe: Me? Wh-Who are you?
Elderly Woman: What's the matter? Don't you recognise me? I'm you. Phoebe.
Little Girl: Phoebe? That's my name too.
Phoebe: Oh, boy.
[Scene: Manor. Attic. Continued from before. Little Phoebe is getting frightened.]
Little Phoebe: Who are you people? And how did I get up here?
Phoebe: You don't have to be scared of us, honey. Everything's gonna be okay. (to Piper) Any ideas?
Piper: It's your spell, don't look at me.
(Little Phoebe runs over to the window.)
Phoebe: It was your idea.
Paige: Excuse me?
Old Phoebe: You might wanna stop her before she climbs out the window.
Phoebe: Whoa! (She runs over to Little Phoebe who's half way out the window.) Sweetie, hi, come here. (She pulls her back inside.) Hi, I can explain. You are dreaming.
Phoebe: Yes, dreaming. And you're gonna wake up in your room and everything's gonna be fine.
Little Phoebe: I'm ten, I'm not stupid. Grams!
(She runs out of the attic. Cole walks in.)
Piper: Wow, I do not miss that.
Cole: What's going on?
Old Phoebe: Cole.
Cole: Who are you?
Old Phoebe: Maybe this will refresh your memory. (She walks over and slaps him across the face.) You bastard.
Phoebe: What was that all about?
Old Phoebe: Ask him.
Leo: Uh, maybe we should go look for Little Phoebe before she escapes into 2002.
Piper: Yes, we will do that and you talk to your future self. And fix this, fast.
Cole: Future self?
Leo: Uh, what about the demon?
Phoebe: What demon?
Piper: Uh, we were attacked downstairs. Paige.
Paige: I'm there.
(She goes over to the book.)
Cole: You wanna tell me how she got here?
Phoebe: I cast a spell to hear my heart's desire and I guess my past self and my future self showed up to help me listen.
Cole: And what desire did you wanna hear?
Phoebe: Well, that's between me and... me. Come on.
(Phoebe heads for the door.)
Old Phoebe: Worried?
(Phoebe and Old Phoebe leave.)
Paige: Dude, maybe you can help. We're looking for a demon that can reconstitute himself like the Source. (Cole flames out.) Anyone come to mind? Cole? (She looks around to find him gone.) Can't anybody help me?
[Cut to the underworld. In a cave. Cole flames in. The Seer is there.]
Seer: Welcome back.
Cole: I didn't wanna come back.
Seer: And yet you have. The Source is getting stronger in you.
Cole: I've got him under control.
Seer: Or is it the other way around? There must be something he wants you to tell me.
Cole: Maybe it's that your plan is gonna fail because he knows Phoebe's conjured up her own way to seeing into the future. Her future self. Somebody who will be all too willing to tell her what I can't. What's the matter? You didn't see that coming?
Seer: I don't need to see the future to know about good witches. They're overly cautious by nature. Her future self will be too afraid to say anything that might make things worse for her and her sisters. She'll preserve the future.
Cole: How do you know?
Seer: I've been a Seer longer than you've been the Source. You'll learn to trust my instincts.
Cole: I'm not the Source.
Seer: But you will be very soon. It's your destiny.
Cole: My destiny is to be with Phoebe. (He grabs her.) Nothing will change that and neither will that thing inside of me.
Seer: Your love won't be enough to save you in the end. You'll see. Kurzon will be attacking them again very soon. This time more prepared. You'd better hurry back, if you want them to survive.
(Cole flames out.)
[Cut to the manor. Phoebe's bedroom. Phoebe's there. Old Phoebe walks in and picks up a skimpy top.]
Old Phoebe: Uhh, the good ol' days. Of course nobody's gonna take you seriously until you stop dressing like a tramp.
Phoebe: A tramp? Ugh, that is so in right now.
Old Phoebe: Oh, you'll learn.
Phoebe: Learn what?
(Old Phoebe picks up a photo album and sits on the bed. She opens it up.)
Old Phoebe: Oh, look at us. We had such promise.
Phoebe: Okay, what do you mean? Does something bad happen to me? I-I mean us? Okay, you know what? I don't have time for games, okay. There is a demon...
Old Phoebe: Don't talk to me about demons. I know plenty about demons.
Phoebe: Okay, then please, tell me what you know about Cole. Look, I'm about to marry him and I have this really bad feeling. Do you remember feeling like that?
Old Phoebe: Oh, I remember. But I won't change the past.
Phoebe: No, but this isn't the past, this is the present.
Old Phoebe: But it's my past. And I intend to keep it that way.
Phoebe: You know, I already saw you slap him across the face. So that's a pretty big coming attraction for my life, don't you think?
Old Phoebe: That was between him and me.
Phoebe: I know, but you are me. Oh, okay, um... Can you give me a little hint? Do you guys get divorced? Does he, um, does he cheat on you? Did you ever get married?
Old Phoebe: What makes you think we aren't married in the future?
Phoebe: Because there's no wedding ring on your finger. Please tell me what happened. Look, the spell wouldn't have worked if you weren't allowed to tell me.
Old Phoebe: I didn't need a spell to decide what to do. You must make this decision without using magic. Just like I did.
Phoebe: Yeah, and that worked real well for us I see.
Old Phoebe: Just ask Leo to send me back. As soon as possible.
Phoebe: Why don't you ask him yourself?
Old Phoebe: Because I'm staying here out of the path of history. And don't argue with me. We both know that when our mind's made up, there's no changing it.
[Scene: Manor. Living room. Little Phoebe is hiding in the corner, blocking her ears. Piper and Leo are trying to get her out.]
Little Phoebe: "Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream..."
Piper: Honey, you have to listen to me.
Little Phoebe: "Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream."
Piper: We're just trying to help.
(Little Phoebe repeats the song. Piper groans.)
Leo: She's your sister.
Piper: Yeah, don't remind me.
(Phoebe walks in.)
Phoebe: Having a little trouble with young Phoebe?
Piper: Yeah, enough to make me reconsider having children. Maybe we should just lie to her again.
Phoebe: No. I think I have an idea.
(She goes over to Little Phoebe.)
Little Phoebe: Stay away from me or I'll sick Prue on you.
Piper: Oh, yeah, don't go there.
Phoebe: Phoebe, listen to me. I know that this is scary but I promise you you are safe here in this house. In your house. Our house. You know how Grams talks about magic all the time? And she likes to say anything's possible as long as you believe in it.
Little Phoebe: Yes.
Phoebe: Well, that's what happened. Magic brought you here, to your future. See that girl over there? That is Piper all grown up. (Her eyes widen.) Yeah! And that is her husband Leo. Mm-hm. And I am...
Little Phoebe: Me?
Phoebe: Yeah. I wanna show you something. (She holds up her photo album.) Do you remember this? Daddy sent it to you and me for Christmas.
Little Phoebe: My album!
Phoebe: Yeah, except it starts with pictures of you and it goes all the way back here to pictures of me. Why don't you go take it over there and look at it.
(Little Phoebe goes and sits on the couch.)
Leo: Nicely done.
Phoebe: Ooh, yeah, at least I could get through one of my selves.
Piper: Having problems with geriatric you?
Phoebe: I know that woman up there is me when I'm old, but there is nothing familiar about her. I-I don't know how I got so... mean.
Leo: She doesn't have any idea how to reverse the spell?
Phoebe: No, she doesn't even remember casting it. How does that happen?
Leo: The future changes with every choice we make. Some choices change it more than others. All that matters is she's here for a reason. They bother are.
Phoebe: Yeah, but why? What's the reason?
Piper: To help you listen to your heart.
Leo: And until you do, they won't return to their times.
Phoebe: I don't think they're ever going to because old Phoebe is not letting go of this grudge about Cole.
(Cole walks in.)
Cole: Talking about me?
Little Phoebe: Oh my gosh. Who are you?
Phoebe: That guy is Cole. He's our fiancé.
Little Phoebe: Wait, you mean he's our prince? The one who sweeps us off our feet.
Phoebe: She's talking about Cinderella. That was my favourite story when I was growing up. I can't believe that I forgot about that.
Leo: Well, maybe that's why she's here, to help you remember.
(Little Phoebe smiles at Cole.)
Cole: (to Phoebe) Don't you think you should help Paige find out who the 'visitor' who dropped in was, before he drops in again.
Leo: Good idea.
Phoebe: Okay. (to Little Phoebe) We'll be right back. (to Cole) Uh, keep her company will you?
(She kisses him on the cheek.)
Cole: Yeah, sure. (They all leave. Little Phoebe smiles at Cole.) Hi.
[Scene: Old warehouse. Kurzon is there. The Seer appears. Kurzon spins around and points a knife at the Seer.]
Kurzon: You sent me up against the Charmed Ones. What do you take me for?
Seer: I foresaw only one witch. How was I to know who she was?
Kurzon: That mistake will cost you your life.
Seer: Don't be foolish. Every Source has needed me. My visions have brought them all great power. I can do the same for you.
Kurzon: Speak quickly.
Seer: I can help you destroy the power of three with one simple move. I can make you the next Source.
Demon: It's another trick.
Seer: If it were, why would I have risked my life to come here? (He puts down the sword.) One of the witches has cast a spell, brought her past self into the present. She's a powerless child vulnerable to attack.
Seer: So kill the child and the present witch is no more. The entire line is extinguished and with it the Charmed Ones.
[Scene: Manor. Attic. Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Leo are there. Paige shows them the Kurson page in the Book of Shadows.]
Piper: That's him.
Phoebe: "Kurzon is an enemy of the Source who was banished from the underworld for inciting a failed coup." I don't understand, why didn't they just kill him?
Leo: Probably because it's not that easy to do. You guys are gonna need the power of three.
Paige: But if he's the enemy of the Source, doesn't that make him our ally?
Piper: No, he's still evil, he's just a different kind of evil.
(They hear Little Phoebe scream downstairs.)
[Cut to the living room. Cole, Kurzon and Little Phoebe are there. Little Phoebe is screaming and then faints. Kurzon goes to throw a fireball.]
Cole: No! (Cole blocks little Phoebe and the energy ball hits him. Kurzon looks surprised.) Leave the girl alone.
Kurzon: Belthazor? I thought you were dead.
Cole: He is.
(A dagger materialises in Cole's hand and he throws it at Kurzon. Kurzon pulls it out.)
Kurzon: It'll take more than that to stop me.
Cole: Very well.
(He throws a fireball at him, knocking him down. Kurzon gets back up.)
Kurzon: The Source.
(Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Leo run down the stairs. Kurzon disappears.)
(She runs over to little Phoebe.)
Cole: She's alright, she just fainted.
(Little Phoebe wakes up.)
Phoebe: Are you okay?
Little Phoebe: Yeah. I think so. (to Cole) You saved me.
[Scene: Manor. Living room. Everyone's there.]
Little Phoebe: It was so scary. He just came out of nowhere. And then everything went black.
(Paige hands her a glass of water.)
Paige: Here you go, sweetheart.
Little Phoebe: Thanks. (She takes a sip.) Who are you?
Paige: Me? I'm Paige, your...
Phoebe: Cousin. She's our cousin from mum's side.
Piper: But we think of her as a sister.
Phoebe: We'll explain it to you when you're older.
Little Phoebe: What about that scary man? Where'd he go?
Phoebe: You don't have to worry about him anymore, sweetie.
Leo: Doesn't she?
Leo: I'm sorry, but we can't risk her running into Kurzon again, she's Phoebe's past.
Phoebe: And Cole saving her means that he saved me too.
Little Phoebe: Hello! He loves us, remember?
Leo: I think I should take Little Phoebe someplace, someplace safe.
Paige: Do you really think Kurzon will come back?
Cole: I do. I mean, why wouldn't he? He didn't fulfil his objectives.
Phoebe: He's right. (to Little Phoebe) Okay, you're gonna have to go with Leo for a little while, but don't worry he'll keep you safe.
Little Phoebe: I don't wanna leave.
Phoebe: I know, but it's just for a little while, okay. It's for your own good. Come on.
Leo: Come on, take my hand. (She walks over to him.) Now hold on tight.
Little Phoebe: Are we going on a plane?
Leo: No, but you might see some clouds.
(Leo orbs out with Little Phoebe. Paige picks up the glass and heads for the kitchen. She sees the dagger on the floor and picks it up.)
Paige: Where'd this come from?
Cole: That-that's Kurzon's, he tried to stab me with it but I got it away from him.
Paige: Really? You got it away from a demon? That's impressive.
Piper: Why didn't he use his powers on you?
Cole: Who knows? The point is I stabbed him which means we have enough of his blood to scry for him.
(The girls look suspiciously at him.)
Paige: Yeah, I'll go get a map and a crystal.
(Paige leaves the room.)
Piper: Do you think Kurzon's targeting little Phoebe?
Phoebe: Why would he?
Piper: Well, the same reason Leo said, because she's you. And if he kills her then there's no Charmed Ones.
Phoebe: But how could he know I conjured her?
Piper: He's psychic?
Cole: Or maybe the Seer tipped him off.
Phoebe: The Seer? You think she's involved?
Cole: Wouldn't surprise me.
Phoebe: Well, that's just great. Okay, well, we're gonna need a vanquishing spell. Cole, go with Piper, help her, tell her everything you know about Kurzon.
(She stands up.)
Piper: Where you going?
Phoebe: Well, I'm gonna go try knock some sense into myself.
[Cut to Phoebe's bedroom. Old Phoebe is looking at a picture of Cole and Phoebe. Phoebe storms in.]
Phoebe: We need to send you back fast.
Old Phoebe: Fine with me.
Phoebe: Not for your sake, for all of ours, especially little Phoebe's. And the only way for you to do that is to answer the question that I asked when I cast the spell. Should I or should I not marry Cole? Listen to me, a demon attacked downstairs and nearly killed Little Phoebe, which means he nearly killed us too.
Old Phoebe: Oh, I know what that means.
Phoebe: Then why won't you answer the question?
Old Phoebe: Because if I were to say something that could change the future, other lives could be at stake too, not just ours.
Phoebe: Yeah, well, maybe you're supposed to change the future. Maybe that's why you were sent here. If there is one belief that you and I still have in common, it's that magic happens for a reason. Isn't it possible that you've been given a second chance?
Old Phoebe: To do what?
Phoebe: To keep me from turning into a bitter old lady like you. Please, I have lost so much already. Don't make me lose myself too.
Old Phoebe: Sorry, I can't.
Phoebe: Then I guess you've dimmed us both.
(Phoebe leaves the room.)
[Cut to the conservatory. Piper, Paige and Cole are there. Piper is writing a spell, Paige is scrying and Cole is pacing.]
Cole: (to Piper) Are you done with that spell yet?
Piper: Almost. Could you please stop pacing, it's very distracting.
(Phoebe walks in and sits beside Piper.)
Piper: How'd it go?
Phoebe: I still can't get through to her.
Cole: She didn't say anything about the future?
Phoebe: Nope. She's worried about the consequences of changing it.
Paige: But she is your future, you can't change that.
Piper: Yes we can. Our last trip to the future proved that. Phoebe's not burning at the stake anytime soon.
Paige: Well, maybe you'll let me cast Phoebe's spell and get myself my own sneak preview. Find out what happens if I take that promotion or not.
Phoebe: You got promoted?
Piper: Yeah, by the way of a spell and her friend Scott got stuck with the consequence.
Phoebe: Uh-oh, personal gain.
Cole: If you don't vanquish Kurzon soon he'll become the next Source, the all of a sudden personal gain won't be so important because you'll all be dead.
(The crystal points to a spot on the map.)
Paige: Got him. He's across town.
Piper: Okay, bring the crystal, we'll track him on the way.
(They get up.)
Phoebe: (to Cole) I would stay out of my bedroom if I were you. Unless you wanna get slapped again.
(She kisses him.)
Cole: Be careful.
Paige: Aren't you coming?
Cole: What can I do? I'm not a demon anymore.
(The girls leave. Cole flames out.)
[Cut to the underworld. A cave. The Seer is there. Cole flames in.]
Cole: Look at me. Look at me! (She turns around.) You sent Kurzon to kill Phoebe. You betrayed me.
Seer: For your own good. Your love for her was the only thing holding you back. The only thing keeping you from accepting full power of the Source. (A fireball appears in his hand. The Seer backs away.) Don't you understand? With her gone we wouldn't need the Charmed Ones to kill Kurzon. You'd be able to kill him yourself.
Cole: Phoebe can't die, otherwise his soul dies too. His love for her is too strong and I'll need that strength to recapture what I lost.
Seer: His love? The Source is finally showing through I see. You'll have to kill her eventually, our plan depends on it.
Cole: It's your plan, not mine. I want Phoebe alive and the next time you betray me... (He throws the fireball near the Seer.) I won't miss.
(He flames out.)
[Cut to the manor. Conservatory. Old Phoebe is there. Cole flames in.]
Old Phoebe: Hello, Cole. I've been expecting you.
[Scene: Manor. Conservatory. Continued from before.]
Old Phoebe: What's the matter, Cole? Afraid I'll tell the girls your little secret.
Cole: What do you want from me?
Old Phoebe: My life for starters.
Cole: You look alive to me.
Old Phoebe: On the outside maybe.
Cole: I can fix that.
Old Phoebe: You can't kill me, Cole, you never could. Even after the Source took you over, a piece of you always loved me.
Cole: That's not always enough.
Old Phoebe: Yes it can be. I never married you, Cole, I called it off. And once I found out you were the Source, my sisters and I had to vanquish you.
Cole: Why are you telling me this?
Old Phoebe: Because I've spent most of my life wondering what would happen if we had married. It could have been different for both of us.
Cole: Well, it's too late for that now.
Old Phoebe: Maybe not. That's why I've come to you first. Before I risk everything. I have to know if there is a chance to save you.
Cole: I'm not sure there is.
Old Phoebe: So you won't even try?
Cole: I want to, but he won't let me, he's too strong.
Phoebe: Then I'll tell Phoebe the truth. I'll convince her to save you, save us.
Cole: But if you change the future, Phoebe might die sooner and so might her sisters.
Old Phoebe: Magic happens for a reason, Cole. I don't have faith in much anymore, but I do believe that. I have to trust that I'm meant to change this.
Cole: You think you're meant to save me?
Old Phoebe: Phoebe reminded me that I've once had hope, that we had love. That's why I'm doing this, to keep her from living a life of regret like I lived.
Kurzon: Aww, I'm not intruding am I?
[Cut to a street somewhere. Piper, Phoebe and Paige are parked there. They lay the map on the hood of the car. Paige starts scrying.]
Piper: I can't believe we lost him!
Paige: Oh, god, just give me a second.
Phoebe: Alright, he might be still in the area.
Paige: He's at the house.
Phoebe: We'll never make it back in time.
(Piper gets an idea.)
Paige: Don't look at me.
Piper: Why? You did it this morning.
Paige: Barely, I went downstairs, alone, not across town with two passengers.
Phoebe: Okay, well, Paige, he'll kill Cole, we have to try.
(They join hands and Paige orbs out with Phoebe.)
Piper: Hey! (Piper goes too.)
[Cut to the manor. Kurzon throws an energy ball at Cole. He falls to the ground. Cole throws a fireball at Kurzon, missing. Old Phoebe helps Cole up.]
Cole: I'm okay.
(Kurzon disappears and reappears behind them. He charges at them with a sword.)
Old Phoebe: No!
(She stands in front of Cole and Kurzon stabs her. He pulls the sword out and swings it at Cole. Cole grabs him and they struggle across the room. The girls orb in.)
Piper: Spell, spell, spell, quick-quick-quick.
(She pulls a piece of paper out of her pocket.)
Piper, Phoebe, Paige: "Hell threw you from its inner core, but earth won't hold you anymore, since heaven cannot be your place, your flesh and blood we now erase!"
(Kurzon catches on fire and is vanquished. Phoebe goes over to old Phoebe.)
Phoebe: Oh, no. Leo! Just hold on. Hold on.
Cole: She saved me.
Old Phoebe: (to Phoebe) There's your answer.
(Leo orbs in with Little Phoebe.)
Phoebe: Leo, please, please, please, please.
(Leo rushes over and tries to heal her.)
Leo: She's gone.
(Old and Little Phoebe disappear.)
Paige: What happened?
Piper: The spell played out. You heard what you needed to hear.
[Scene: Manor. Kitchen. Piper, Paige and Leo are there.]
Paige: Speaking of orbing up there, when do I get to do that?
Leo: Well, you shouldn't be in such a rush, you should be proud of what you accomplished. You saved the day.
Paige: I didn't save everyone.
Leo: No, but that's the great thing about the future, there's always time to change it.
Paige: So Phoebe won't die that way?
Piper: No, if I know Phoebe and I do, she's not gonna let her future turn out that way.
Paige: Yeah, but what about little Phoebe? She went back to her time with all this knowledge of the future. Won't that cause complications?
Piper: I doubt it. The minute she starts talking about magic, Grams will do some hocus pocus to erase all that knowledge.
Paige: That's nice.
Piper: That's Grams.
Paige: Well, I'm done, I am off to bed. I have a future of my own to change tomorrow.
(She heads for the door.)
Piper: Have you decided what to do about your promotion?
Paige: Yeah, I'm gonna turn it down.
Piper: Hmm, what changed your mind?
Paige: The three Phoebe's. She used magic to change her future but I used magic to change Scott's and that's not fair. I did the rhyme, I will do the time. Goodnight.
Leo: So what do you think Phoebe's gonna do about Cole?
Piper: I don't know, but I don't think we're gonna have to wait forty years to find out.
[Cut to Phoebe's bedroom. Phoebe's there looking at a photo of her and Cole. Cole walks in.]
Cole: I just, um...
Phoebe: Had to get out of the house?
Cole: Yeah, something like that.
Phoebe: Well, at least you came back.
Cole: You didn't think I would?
Phoebe: I don't know. Um, (she sits on the bed) I've been having a lot of crazy thoughts lately, about us, and I guess I just thought that maybe you were feeling the same way too. I never told you why I cast that spell did I?
Cole: I thought it was to hear your heart's desire.
Phoebe: It was to find out if I should marry you or not.
Cole: Oh. And?
Phoebe: Do you still want to?
Cole: Well, it's still apart of my plans that's for sure.
Phoebe: Mine too. It's not that I don't still have cold feet, it's just hearing my past self remind me of Cinderella, and seeing my future self willing to... willing to die for you.
Cole: I'm willing to die for you.
Phoebe: I'm gonna ask you a question and all I want is a straight answer, okay? Can you do that?
Phoebe: Is there something that you're not telling me? About you? Something that I don't know?
(He sits next to her.)
[Cut to the underworld. The Seer is spying on Phoebe and Cole. She smiles.]
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